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Motion : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Classroom Based


Create brilliant titles, transitions, effects, and more with Motion 5, the motion graphics companion to Final Cut Pro X.

This two-day, hands-on course starts with motion graphics fundamentals and moves into compositing, animation, and the world of 3D. Explore new
intelligent templates to quickly and flexibly create high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as well as create rigs to adjust related parameters with a single control. This is an Apple Authorised course. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Getting around in Motion
    • Following a New Paradigm
    • Importing Video
    • Setting a Play Range
    • Transforming and Duplicating a Clip
    • Adding Effects
    • Hiding and Showing the Project Pane
    • Stylising with Filters
    • Framing with a Mask
    • Compositing with a Blend Mode
    • Adding Text,
    • Animating with Text
    • Using Library Content
    • Arranging Layers
    • Using Function Keys
    • Outputting Projects

    Building a Composite
    • Setting Up a Project
    • Creating a Background Using the Inspector
    • Using Photoshop Files
    • Compositing with Blend Modes and Filters
    • Editing in Motion
    • Making Overwrite Edits
    • Managing Timeline Tracks
    • Applying Masks and Using Clones

    Creating Animation with Behaviours
    • Adding Basic Motion Behaviours
    • Stacking Behaviours
    • Using Basic Motion Behaviours in 3D
    • Using Simulation Behaviours
    • Applying Parameter Behaviours
    • Cloning a Group and Combining Behaviors
    • Adding a Light

    Animating with Keyframes
    • Recording Keyframes
    • Changing Keyframes Interpolation
    • Setting Keyframes Manually
    • Using Keyframes on Multiple Parameters
    • Working with Multiple Keyframe Curves
    • Animating Crop with Keyframes

    Creating Content with Generators, Shapes and Paint Strokes
    • Drawing Shapes
    • Creating a Background with a Generator
    • Searching for Content
    • Modifying Animated Content
    • Masking with Images
    • Importing Vector Graphics
    • Working with Paint Strokes
    • Using Shape Behaviours
    • Using the Bezier Tool

    Creating Text Effects
    • Creating, Formatting and Styling Text Layers
    • Saving and Applying Text Style Presets
    • Duplicating, editing and Aligning Text Layers
    • Applying Text Behaviours
    • Using the Glyph Tool
    • Adding Motion Blur
  • Working with Particle Emitters and Replicators
    • Using Emitters to Make Particle Systems
    • Adjusting Emitter and Cell Controls in the Inspector
    • Adding Cells
    • Using Emitters from the Library
    • Replicating Elements
    • Modifying Replicator Presets

    Using Audio
    • Importing Audio
    • Setting Markers and Keyframes in the Audio Editor
    • Working with Audio and Video
    • Editing to the Beat
    • Animating with Audio

    Speed Changes and Optical Flow
    • Creating Constant Speed Changes
    • Using Frame Blending and Optical Flow
    • Creating Speed
    • Ramps with Keyframes
    • Creating Speed Effects with Retiming Behaviours
    • Using Time Filters

    Stabilising, Tracking and Keying
    • Tracking and Stabilizing a Shot
    • Keying Greenscreen Footage
    • Creating Garbage Masks
    • Correcting Color for Seamless Compositing

    Publishing Smart Templates for Final Cut Pro X
    • Setting up the Final Cut Pro Project
    • Working with Effects Presets
    • Modifying Effects
    • Creating Smart Motion Templates
    • Completing the Animation
    • Using Build In and Build Out Markers

    Rigging and Publishing Widgets
    • Rigging a Checkbox Widget
    • Modifying, Testing and Publishing a Widget
    • Deconstructing a Transition Project
    • Rigging a Pop-up Widget
    • Using the Link Parameter Behaviour
    • Creating a Final Cut Effect
    • Rigging the Slider Widget
    • Publishing Widgets and Parameters

    Building a 3D Scene
    • Making 3D Transformations in the Canvas
    • Converting 2D Groups to 3D
    • Adding and Working with Cameras
    • Arranging Groups and Layers in 3D Space
    • Mixing 2D and 3D Groups

    Animating Cameras and Using Advanced 3D Features
    • Animating a Camera with Behaviours
    • Using Advanced 3D Features
    • Working with Depth of Field
    • Turning on Reflections
    • Using Lights and Shadows
    • Exporting Advanced 3D Features

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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
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  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
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